The snowstorm did not deter us. Originally scheduled for March 21st, 75 leaders gathered a day later to launch the Women in Global Health chapter in Washington, D.C. Established in 2015, Women in Global Health (WGH) is a global movement dedicated to achieving gender equality in global health leadership. WGH is a virtually based and currently powered by volunteers that serve members in over 70 countries. On the heels of WGH’s first chapter launch, which was established in Germ
This week and last, thousands of women and girls, and their allies, are meeting at the United Nations in New York for the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW was created to address and report on progress on women’s empowerment and gender equality, and has recently been tasked with reporting on the progress of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on gender equality. Recognizing their unique needs, this year’s theme is focused on rural women and girls. Aiming to
Just in time for International Women’s Day 2018 the Global Equity Hub (coordinated by Women in Global Health and The WHO Global Health Workforce Network) held a hard-hitting webinar on Gender Transformative Approaches in the Health and Social Sectors. Drawing on expert opinion from the Africa, Europe and the Caribbean the speakers described a sector in crisis, and one that needs urgent reform if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and other international targets.